Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Constitutional Convention

Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979

In the nearly two hundred years since the ratification of the United States Constitution the conventional method of a two-thirds vote of Congress for proposing amendments has worked well and responsibly. It was the intention of the original framers of the Constitution that the alternative to calling for a Constitutional Convention should only be utilized as a last resort if the former method failed.

Be it therefore resolved, that the Central Conference of American Rabbis strongly opposes the call for a Constitutional Convention.

Be it further resolved, that we urge our colleagues and congregants to undertake efforts to persuade their state legislatures to defeat attempts to endorse the call for a Constitutional Convention.